While I was going through our spare bedroom and it’s contents in the attempt to make way for a crafting space, I discovered this little, white, framed wall shelf. I remember purchasing this from a department store many years ago. It came in a set of three and the frames where various sizes. I used this shelf in our bathroom for quite sometime. This shelf was the largest among them. I did not find the two other, smaller shelves, and I was unsure of their whereabouts. I am hoping I come across them again.
Although these frames functioned well, I thought they lacked style and were rather plain. That is when I got an idea. I decided to upholstery staple some fabric to the back of the shelf frame. I spread a large piece of this spare fabric snuggly over the back of the shelf with the design facing outward, I stapled the fabric to the wooden shelf about every inch around, I then trimmed the fabric with a pair of scissors.
When I turned the shelf around I noticed a few scratches and minor chips on the shelf area. In order to conceal this, I used black acrylic paint and applied two coats allowing the paint to dry between coats. Once the paint was completely dry, I applied a coat of Mod Podge to seal the paint and prevent any further chipping.
Now that is more like it! I love the difference the fabric makes in this piece.
I decided to display our Willow Tree figurine we were given as a gift when our daughter was born. It hangs below our family photo canvas and I think it fits in nicely!
Framed Wall Shelf
Fabric of choice